Investigation Leads to $300,640 HIPAA Settlement and Corrective Action Plan The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a settlement with New England Dermatology P.C., d/b/a New England Dermatology and Laser Center (“NDELC”), over the improper disposal of protected health information, a potential violation of the Health… Read More OCR Settles Case Concerning Improper Disposal of Protected Health Information
By Rick D’Angelo Disability insurance is very valuable and important for you to have. These are the top three questions we get asked about disability insurance on a regular basis. Do I need disability insurance? Is there a difference between carriers? How long should I wait until I get disability insurance? We buy insurance to… Read More The Top Three Questions We Get Asked About Disability Insurance!
By Leeann Nicolo with Coalition Inc. Traditional cyber insurance protects businesses from the impact of a cyber breach after it occurs. However, what if cyber coverage could actually help reduce the risk of an attack before it happens? As cyber incidents increase across the globe — cyber claims severity rose 56% for small businesses last year — reducing… Read More How Coalition’s Incident Response Helps Reduce Risks During a Cyber Attack
The unthinkable has happened — your office was hit by a hurricane. The bad news is that all your hard work and your livelihood is now badly damaged. The good news is that you have office insurance in place to cover these losses and help you rebuild, especially if you trusted Florida Optometric Insurance Services… Read More 6 Tips for Dealing with Insurance Adjusters
June marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Be prepared for the 2022 hurricane season thanks to the FOIS’ 2022 hurricane guide! Check out articles about disaster preparedness, loss or damage, insurance resources, claims and what to do after the storm. Click here for more information.
Can we take a few minutes to talk about the rest of your life? As an optometrist, you’ve spent a lot of time and money investing in your career. So what are your goals? Buy a house, a new car, start your own practice? Your income and ability to make money is the foundation for… Read More Protect Your Future Income with Disability Insurance
By Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company The way we communicate has changed dramatically over the years. Even with the introduction of technology-based communications, such as social networking sites, telemedicine, and texting, the telephone call is still the most… Read More Telephone Communication for Health Care Providers: Safety Strategies